Best practices to activate the discoverability of your music’s

Who is it for?

MetaMusic’s primary audience is all of the rights holders in music’s value chain: authors, composers, publishers, producers, performing artists, musicians and collaborators (e.g., directors, arrangers, etc.). MetaMusic will guide you through the process of indexing your music, from creation to commercialization.

Developed by all of Québec’s music stakeholders, MetaMusic proposes the best musical content indexing practices using metadata. It comes with a toolkit which contains an exhaustive lexicon of the vocabulary required to maximize the accessibility, visibility and traceability of your music.

Producing exhaustive and standardized metadata

by following the process proposed by MetaMusic will allow the rights holders of musical contents to receive more rapidly all the royalties they are entitled to while also activating their discoverability on digital and traditional platforms.

What is metadata?

Simply put, metadata is data that is used to document or describe digital content. Think of the date of a recording session, the title of a work of music or the name of a producer.

Metadata did not appear with the advent of the digital era—the fields collected by MetaMusic used to be included in an album’s cover! The difference between the credits printed on an album’s cover and metadata is that the latter ca also be read by a computer.


What are metadata used for?

  • Increased search and discovery by applications;
  • Increased visibility of digitized catalogues and collections on the internet;
  • Interoperability of systems for data exchange;
  • Decentralization of information.


That is the ability of a cultural content to be discovered easily by a consumer looking for it and to be proposed to the consumer who did not know about it.